[Lotr_announce] TheOneRing.net Newsletter (20/08/2004)

Michael Regina (Xoanon) xoanon@theonering.net
Fri, 20 Aug 2004 18:01:16 -0400

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TORN #234

August 20th, 2004

Here is the weekly newsletter! Enjoy!

Rings Roundup (Top headlines of major interest)

Vote for TORN & TBHL at Movies.com!
It is with great joy that we at TORN and the folks from Peter Jackson's
official fan club TBHL announce that voting has begun for Movies.com 'Movie
Site Awards'! Both TORN and TBHL have been nominated in different categories
for an award, so get out there and vote! Thanks to movies.com and everyone
who told movies.com about us!

Billy Boyd Comes to Ring*Con 2004!
Master of Ceremonies-spectaculaire Marc B. Lee wrote in to tell us that
Billy Boyd is the latest addition to this years Ring*Con in Bonn, Germany!
read more about it here or visit the official website at RingCon.de!

Astin, Noble & Rhys-Davies Join Supernova
Great news for Aussie ringers in or near Brisbane! The Supanova Convention
(18th and 19th September, RNA showgrounds) is boasting some big names,
including Sean Astin, John Rhys-Davies and John Noble, as well as some of
the WETA Workshop crew! http://www.theonering.net/perl/newsview/1/1092842669

Patty Duke Gets Hollywood Star!
Keith writes: Sean Astin's mother, Patty Duke, finally got a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame. The unveiling was on August 17, 2004.

Shore Concert on French Language TV
Frodo writes: The French version of the LOTR Symphony will be broadcast in
Canada on Monday September 13th at 8PM on ARTV (The french equivalent to

Gollum's Voice Silenced Forever - Peter Woodthorpe Dies
Sad news this morning as TORN learns that Peter Woodthorpe, who brought
Gollum's voice to life in the BBC radio presentation and animated version of
The Lord of the Rings, has died. According to monkeyheaven.com Woodthorpe
had not been too well for a while. He was 72.

LOTR film editor receives top honour
For film editor and Oscar-winner Jamie Selkirk, the peach carpet of
Government House was "a bit more nerve-wracking" than the red carpet of
Hollywood. Mr Selkirk was honoured at an investiture ceremony at
Wellington's Government House yesterday as a member of the New Zealand Order
of Merit.

Astin Takes Part in the 'Armageddon'
Linuxelf writes: Sean Astin will now be attending the Armageddon Pulp Expo
Con in Wellington. Another guest added is Jed Brophy, best known for his
roles in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy as Snaga and Sharku as well as Void
in Peter Jacksons Brain Dead. Due to filming commitments Jed will only be
attending Armageddon on the Sunday 26th September.

Palantir Visions (Things seen from beyond the front page)

SHOP: TORn's Wardrobe Expansion

TheOneRing.net is pleased to announce it has two new t-shirts styles on sale
in several colors. The much requested "Don't Make Me Get My Ring" shirt is
finally on sale and due to demand, we have also made available a new
printing of "The Return of the One Party" shirts. But, that isn't all, there
are still a few more surprises.

Join us at the 'Hall of Fire'

It's here! After months of waiting, Ringers finally have the ROTK DVD in our
hot little hands. At last, the whole trilogy can be watched all at once!
What is your reaction to ROTK after all this time? Still the "greatest movie
ever!" or "a total disaster" or have your feelings mellowed over time? Does
ROTK deserve to be one of the most Oscar winning films of all time? And how
about those special features? Is it worth buying the theatrical release as
well as the extended edition? What things to do you notice when watching all
three movies together? Join us in The Hall of Fire as we explore these and
other issues surrounding the release of "The Return of the King" on DVD.

upcoming topics:

Aug 28-29: Samwise Gamgee
Sept 4-5: The Hobbit: Chapter 13: Not At Home
Sept 11-12: Middle Earth's Greatest Hero
Sept 18-19: The Hobbit: Chapter 14: Fire and Water
Sept 25-26: The Downfall of Numenor
Oct 2-3: The Hobbit: Chapter 14: The Gathering of the Clouds

Saturday Chat:
5:30pm ET (17:30)
[also 11:30pm (23:30) CET and 9:30am Sunday (09:30) AET]

Sunday Chat:
7:00 pm (19:00) CET
[also 1:00pm (13:00) ET and 5:00am (05:00) Monday morning AET]

ET = Eastern Time, USA's East Coast
CET = Central European Time, Central Europe
AET = Australian East Coast

Do you have a possible topic for Hall of Fire? Drop us a line at

TORN's Own Book: The People's Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien

Cold Spring Press is pleased to announce its new book "The People's Guide to
J.R.R. Tolkien." This book of essays fills the void between the release of
the second and third Lord of the Rings movies. Passionate, ardent,
well-informed, and unlike any other book on the subject, this is an
indispensable handbook for people who consider themselves experts -- or who
wish to become experts -- on the lore of Middle-earth and the man who made
the myths.

Ongoing EXCLUSIVES from “Ringers: Lord of the Fans”

Get breaking news on TORn! As the “Ringers” team completes work on this
exciting project, you can follow post-production and get EXCLUSIVE
announcements of who is starring in the film! Ringers: Lord of the Fans is a
feature-length documentary that reveals the ongoing cultural phenomenon
created by The Lord of the Rings. Very funny and often moving, Ringers shows
the hidden power behind Tolkien’s books -- and how after 50 years a single
literary work continues to spark the minds and hearts of millions.


TheOneRing.net is happy to announce we are finally 'selling' our own ad
space on all pages of TheOneRing.net. If you are interested in reaching the
largest audience of Tolkien fans online, visit our advertising page. No
campaign is too short and no business is too small to advertise.

Do YOU Have Any Cool Contest Ideas?

We're always looking for interesting contests to have fun with all the LOTR
goodies we get everyday. Do you want to submit your ideas and see them come
to life?! Send along any ideas to gamgee@theonering.net and who knows! You
may just win a prize from a contest you invented!

Scouring of the Site (Breakdown of our various sections)

-Barlimans- is more than a place to get your mead! There is the Fun Section,
Regulars Map and Photo Gallery, and of course the gateway to our ever famous
MIRC Chatroom!
GOTO: http://theonering.net/barlimans/index.html

-Gaming Havens- is keeping all you gamers up to date on the latest
RPG/Fantasy/Sci-Fi games out there. Check it out daily for gaming news.
GOTO: http://haven.theonering.net/index.shtml

-The Official Peter Jackson Fanclub (TBHL)- The Lord of the Rings Director's
very own fanclub! Stop on by to learn more about the man, the myth, the
beard. If you are a Peter Jackson fan, then 'TBHL' is the place for you!
GOTO: http://tbhl.theonering.net/index.shtml

-Green Books- Not to be confused with the Red Book of Westmarch, we are just
pilgrims on the Tolkien trail, exploring the history, people, and events of
all the ages of Middle-earth, the Blessed Realm, and the lands that lie
beneath the wave. Whether you need to know more about the Elvish languages,
find out what new editions of old favorites are coming to market, read
in-depth commentary on Tolkien's thematic elements, or peruse fan-submitted
original works or humor, Ostadan, Turgon, Quickbeam, Anwyn, and Tookish have
a little something for everyone. In addition, Green Books is home to the
overwhelmingly popular Questions & Answers. If you have a Tolkien question,
conundrum, wonderment, or puzzler, the Green Books staff will rise to your
GOTO: http://greenbooks.theonering.net/index.shtml

-The Tolkien community- never looked so good! Come and check out our listing
of over 20 subsites hosted by TheOneRing.net! We've got everything from
Rolozo Tolkien, with almost EVERY Middle-earth image ever created, to our FX
section, devoted to the magic of motion picture special effects. As well as
a host of foreign language sites!
GOTO: http://fan.theonering.net/sites/index.html

-Our Tolkien Fan- section is just for you! From the site design to all the
stories and text is designed by you the fans of Tolkien and TheOneRing.net!
GOTO: http://fan.theonering.net/index.shtml

-Shop.theonering.net- is THE place to find all your Tolkien items available
online! From Tolkien cards to weekly ebay items, you should keep clicking on
over to our shop section for all your Tolkien needs!
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That's all for now, keep clicking, have fun and keep sending in those
letters! We love to hear from you!

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